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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, AFTUTj 17. 1000.
Men's , Fancy
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RAIL REFUND IS PERMITTED
Interstate Commission Aids
Lumber Company. 1
SHIPMENT TO DAKOTA INVOLVED
lamhrr Rent Oat Before Tariffs for
Aeir I. Ine Were Published and
Coafnalon Keenlte Bnrllng
Ion Freight Kills-Man.
C. 8. Elguttor has secured a ruling: from
the Interstate Commerce commission
which permits th Northwestern railroad
to make a refund on several carloads of
lumber for which they overcharged the
Diets Lumber company and which also
shows that South Dakota is enjjoylng
gTeatly reduced freight rates because of
the passage two years ago by the Ne
braska legislature of the Aldrlch carload
freight bill, which reduced freight rates In
Nebraska 15 per ceht.
In July. 1907. the Diets Lumber company
shipped six carloads of lumber from
Omaha to Gregory, 8. D. The Bonesteel
line had just been completed as far as
Gregory snd no. tariff had been Issued
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giving rates. The general freight agent of
f the Northwestern told the shippers they
could have tho same rate as to Herrick
which was 19-5 cents.
On the day the lumber was shipped the
railroads published a rate of 17 cents to
Gregory and Herrick. tho Aldrlch bill tak
ing affect that day. When the railroad
company collected on the lumber It
charged "4 cents, or the old Herrick rate,
plus the local to Gregory. The commis
sion Insisted that It could not grant the
rate of 19.5 cents, as that rate had never
been published, though It saw the Injustice
of the higher rate. A special ruling was
made In the case that the railroad would
be permitted to refund the difference be
tween -4 cents and 19.t cents.
Burlington Frelaht Kills Man.
Louis Walker, residing at Fourteenth
street and H avenue, Council Bluffs, was
killed Thursday night at the quarry switch
near Cedar Creek, Neb., by a Burlington
freight train, and his companion, William
Wilson, was severely Injured. Walker and
Wilson were evidently walking along the
track when they were lilt by the freight.
The first "Intimation the train crew had of
the accidd' was when two hats were found
On the locomotive. Investigation ' showed
COR .14 &DOUGIAS
OFtl SATURDAY EYVMIBTQS UMTII. 10 MO.
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I our tnoice or Any ami
Miner huui ddiuiudj .
Tomorrow the final clean up of the Miller Suit Stock.
These Suits were exprescd to us from Baltimore by our
eastern buyer last Friday.
He bought them at about 60 cents on the dollar.
The styles are the very latest, the colors are the newest,
and strictly hand-tailored throughout. They would, sell from
$18.00 to $22.50 but for this fortunate purchase.
On Sale q"
Saturday ? )
Men's Cravenettes $6.50 and $9.00
We Close Out 125 Cravencttss at a Very
Close Figure. They Go on Sale Saturday:
Cravenettes made to sell at
day, at . . .
that Williams had both legs cut off and hla
head split open and Wilson was severely
Injured. They worked in the stone quarries
at Cedar Creek. The coroner Is holding an
Inquest at Plattsmouth this afternoon.
Bnrt Wants G. W. In Chicago.
Horace G.Burt, president of the Great
Western, desires to move the general of
fices of the company from St. Paul to
Chicago, but lack of means and the re
ceivership stand In the way. It has been
announced that within, three or four
months the road will be out of the re
ceiver's hands and at that time the move
will be made, as Mr. Burt will then be
E. C. Browne, clerk In the office of Gen
eral Manager Mohler of the Union Pacific,
la confined to his home with a severe at
tack of grippe.
N. F. Harriman, engineer of tests for the
Harrlman lines, with headquarters at
Omaha, has gone to Chicago.
Tariffs are., out announcing that Ornaha
In to be given long deferred rights and
after May 15 all tickets reading through
Omaha in either direction will permit of
a ten-day stopover.
FELLOW ENJOYS LIFE ON
CHECK THATJS WORTHLESS
He Woold Please Several Persona by
Sending Them His Present
Enjoying a cozy room and home cooking
for a few days and paying for the comforts
with a worthless check, from which he
secured some real coin in change, 1s said
to be the little game of a man who has
attracted the police to his operations.
Mrs. Harvey of 2013 Cass street Is re
ported as being his latest victim and the
police say he has swindled other house
wives and keepers of boarding houses in
a similar way.
The name of the cheek artist, according
to the paper he has been distributing. Is
Fred Mansuer. That name appears as the
person to whom they are made out on thu
various checks passed by the stranger.
W. B. Barker Is the signature used as the
The man who is being searched for by the
police is said to be 86 years ft age, five
feet six inches in height, weighing 150
pounds, and with sallow complexion, two
gold front teeth, dark brown hair and
light brown eyes, and neat brown striped
clothes and black soft hat.
Because they're the Nation's Choice
Beqause Baking Perfection ap
proved by the whole Nation made
The National Soda Cracker
Hats, in all
. . .
Cravenettes made to sell at
day, at . . . . v . ,
Not Telling It
Jefferson, la., Couple Little Worried
Over the Legal Status of
Mahlon Head and Fern Wood of Jeffer
son, la., were married In Omaha, April 12,
by Justice Altstadt, but according to a
letter received In Omalii Friday they are
not exactly boasting about It; rather are
they denying it.
Head was divorced a short time ago by
his wife whom he deserted as well as three
young children. By the terms of the
decree granted Mrs. Head he was forbidden
to remarry within six months and an Iowa
statute forbids It anyhow for a year.
Whether he has come within the statute
or Is In contempt of the Jefferson court
Is a question, for his second marriage has
taken place outside the jurisdiction of Iowa.
The point is believed to be a new one.
TREE PLANTINGSEAS0N IS ON
Noraerymen Are Reaping Harvest
Throngh Kales of Shoots and Slip
to Omaha Residents.
Tree planting season is at hand and all
over Omaha trees are being transplanted
and new trees and shrubs set out. Several
nurseries have secured vacant lots In the
business district and are doing a flourish
ing business, the tree planting season In
this section being from about March 20 to
June 1. The governor has set aside April
22 as Arbor day, but the people of Omaha
are not waiting for that, but Improving
their lawns now.
White birch is a great favorite in Omaha
and can be seen on all sides. Among the
shade trees are birch, boxelder, elm. maple,
sycamore, poplar, chestnut, heavenly trees,
mountain ash, cedar, weeping willow and
llnien. The cherry Is the most popular of
the fruit trees In this section, with peach
and apple running a clore second.
Many people are making excursions to
Florence and the wild woods and bringing
down some of the wild shrubs with which
the woods are filled.
pains In the chest require quick treatment
with Dr. King's New Discovery. Prevents
pneumonia. 60c and $1.00. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
CRE1G11T0N IN ESSAY TEST
Students of Local Unirersity Are In
vited to Write for Priies.
CASH AWARDS ARE OFFERED
Big Baalneas Firm Barks the Enter
prise to Karoo rage Stady of
Bnslnesa analects hy Yeans
Men and Women.
Crelghton university students have re
ceived an invitation from Prof. J. Laurence
Laughlln of the University of Chicago ami
other educators to compete for the prlxe
essay offered by Hart, Schaffner & Marx
to encourage the study of business subjects.
Tho competition for 1909 Is now under way
and will end the coming June. Subjects
for 1910 have just been suggested by the
committee as follows:
The effect of labor unions on International
The best means of raising the wages of
A comparison between the theory and
the aclual practice of protectionism In the
A scherno for an Ideal monetary system
for the United States.
The true relation of the central govern
ment to trusts.
How much of J. 8. Mills' economic system
A central bank as a factor In a finan
The contestants are divided Into two
classes. Class A Includes any American
without restriction. Class B Includes only
those who, at the time of competing, are
undergraduates of any American college.
A first prize of $600 and a second prize
of 1400 are offered for the best studies pre
sented by class A; a first prize of $300 and
a second prise of 2O0 are offered for the
beet studies presented by class B. Any
member of class B, however, may com
pete for the prises of class A.
Women In C Claas.
Men or women who have not had a col
lege training are eligible to compete under
class C, to which a prize of $500 Is offered
for the best essay, and for which the fol
lowing subjects are suggested:
The most practicable scheme for begin
ning a reduction of the tariff.
The value of government statistics of
wsges in the last ten or fifteen years.
Opportunities for expanding our trade
with South America.
The organization of the statistical work
of the United States.
Publicity and form of trust accounts.
The winning essays will be published In
book form at the discretion of the commit
tee, which. In addition to Prof. Laughlln,
consists of Profs. J. B. Clark, Columbia uni
versity; Prof. Henry C. Adams, University
of Michigan; Horace Wright, esq.. New
York City, and Edwin F. Gay, Harvard
university. The papers are 'o be handed in
by June, 1910.
NEWS OF THE ARMY POSTS
Major McCarthy May Be Retained In
Chief Qnnrtermnstershf p of M
soar! Department Till Jane.
It Is possible that Major Daniel E. Mc
Carthy, chief quartermaster of the De
partment of the Missouri, may be retained
In that positlnon until the end of the fiscal
year. June SO. Brigadier General Morton
has made this request of the chief quarter
master of the army, with some prospects
of success. General Morton desires that
Major McCarthy may Join with him in a f
visit of inspection to the different posts of
the department before the close of the
fiscal year in order to compile estimates,
for post Improvements and miscellaneous
Sergeant Harry Cook of the hospital
corps has been relieved from duty at De
partment of Missouri headquarters and
transferred back to his old station at Fort
Private Wllmer Vlackett of Company L,
Sixteenth Infantry, has been detailed to
duty as clerk at department headquarters.
Honorable discharges from the regular
army, by purchase have been granted
Privates Carl C Bike. Company G; Louis
Slckendick, Company F, Sixteenth Infantry,
Fort Crook, and Thomas J. Alexander,
Battery F, Sixth field artillery, Fort RJley.
Leave of abaence for two months has
been granted Major R. M. Blatchford,
Eleventh Infantry, Fort D. A. Russell,
The annual target practice for the troops
stationed at Fort Crook will begin Saturday
at the Ashland range. The Second battalion
of the Sixteenth Infantry will leave for
Ashland Saturday morning, and after one
month's practice will return to Fort Crook
and the Third battalion will take a month's
trick at target shooting.
First Lieutenant William McMillan of
the medical reserve corps will act at medi
cal officer during the target season at Ash
At tho "Now
100 stVnnin Spring Style Suits, in two and th
LVV models of Panamas, Serges, Worsteds, plain or fancy
i. i j i ;
arnvca too laie ior nasier ousiness, are now, on saie ncrc.
Princess Cloak and Suit Parlor
MANAGEMENT OF THE GOODYEAR RAINCOAT CO., 16TH AND DAVENPORT STS.
States Set Aside
Money for the
Nebraska Takes the Lead and May
Be Followed by Siiter Com
monwealths. Nebraska people think enough of the
National Corn exposition to appropriate
public money to make it a success, the al
lowance of $1,000 made by the regents of
the University of Nebraska Thursday, mak
ing $2,000 which the state invests directly
or Indirectly In the coming show at Omaha.
The legislature appropriated $1,000 for
the Corn Growera' association, which will
assist In the holding of county contests
and a state show. The success of these
Insures the success of the National Corn
Then the .regents appropriated $1,000 for
an educational exhibit of the experiment
stations and the school of agriculture at
the national show.
This Investment of $2,000 by no means
represents what the Nebraska exhibits will
cost, but the $2,000 of public money Is more
than any other state In the United States
has yet appropriated for the National Corn
Missouri Is seriously considering appro
priating a large sum for an exhibit at the
Omaha exposition, while North Dakota's
commissioner of agriculture has the power
to spend $1,000 or more for bringing exhibits
from his state to Omaha. It Is thought he
will send a large exhibit, as Governor
Burke has interested himself In the ex
position. GREAT WORK OF GILA DAM
Project Will Pnt Over Half a Mil
lion Acre of I .and I'nder
F. E. Biles of Prescott, Aria., Is regis
tered at the Rome, enroute homeward from
"The big government Irrigation dam
across the Glla. river is not yet complete,
but the work is being pushed on it
rapidly." said Mr. ' Biles. "When finished
the Irrigation project will put over WO.OU0
acres of land under profitable cultivation.
"The Glla dam Is about midway between
Prescott and Phoenix, and is one of the
largest pieces of work undertaken by the
government reclamation service. The land
will be thrown open for entry as soon as
the work Is finished, which may be a year
"The land will produce all the citrus
fruits grown In California.
"The building of the dam has already in
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Sold only in
ffoisture Proof Packages y
Kind of a Womon's Suit Store"
AT 50 LESS THAN STANDARD PRICES
To the woman who has not as yet bought her spring suit, this sale should prove of
One hundred of the very latest spring models In a variety of new shades and colorings,
which should have been here ten days ago, have Just been received.
And for this reason, have placed these beautiful suits on sals at a reduced price which
price in just half of whst the retailers sell at.
Ordinarily our prices ere S3H to 40 leas than others, for the reason that ,rWW SEt.Ii
AT TH1 M1K1BI' rXCX" the middlemen's profit are your savings when you buy
here and at these prices:
$20.00 Spring Suits,
on sale at
$25.00 Spring Suits,
on sale at
$30.00 Spring Suits,
on sale at.........
$33.00 Spring Suits,
on sale at
$40.00 Spring Suits,
on sale at
Orders by mail must be accompanied
duced a lively Immigration Into the coun
try, and Arizona is now on the up grade
of prosperity. It Is largely a mining sec
tion, but with Irrigation it will become one
of the richest sections of the southwest.''
STREET RAILWAY WINS CASE,
BUT AFTER A BAD SCARE
Jnry Is Ont Xearly All Mht and
the Company Feared a '
A verdict for the defendant was regis
tered Friday morning by the Jury which
heard the suit of Mrs. Lilly Turner for
$5,000 against the Omaha and Council Bluffs
Street Railway company.
The Jury debated a long time before it
reached its conclusion, having been out all
Thursday afternoon and until 1:30 Friday
morning. The defense was consequently
somewhat concerned lest a compromise had
Mrs. Turner's suit was tried first a year
ago before Judge Troup, Judge Kennedy
hearing the action Just over. In the first
trial a similar verdict was reached, but
Judge Troup, fearing lest an Instruction
had been misapprehended, himself ordered
a new trial.
General Cowln and Weaver & Giller had
the plaintiffs case, with W. J. Connell de
fending. Mrs. Turner's accident occurred at
Twenty-third and Cuming streets. The
plaintiff version was that she was thrown
off in attempting to leave the car, while
the defense asserted that she ' fell off
through her own negligence.
THEATER MAN IN TROUBLE
Arrested on Chsrge of Relna- Fugi
tive, bnt Denlea It and Offers
On the charge of being a fugitive from
Justice C. A. Qulntard of New York City,
a theatrical manager, Is being held at the
police station. He was arrested Friday
morning on advices from Sheriff C. B.
Hall of Osceola, Ark., who states that
Qulntard is wanted at Osceola on a felony
charge. Qulntard explains the matter by
saying that he was forced by circumstances
to borrow money from a banker at that
town and he supposes that the banker fears
that Qulntard has skipped the country with
the Intention of evading the payment of
PRESIDENT TAFJ AT HOME
Trip from Sew York to Washington
la Without I'nnsnal In
cident. -WASHINGTON, April 16. -President Taft
and his military aide, Captain Butt, re
turned to Washington at 7:12 this morning.
Mrs. Taft remained In New York for a
brief visit. The trip wss without incident.
by check or money order.
Board Lett Contract for Building
and Increases Most of
Florence public school teachers are t
have more salaries and a new building ii
which to earn them.
The Board of Education at Its meeting
Thursday night Increased salaries on s
level of about $5 a month and let the con
tract to H. Armstrong of South Omaha
for a building to cost, furniture and all,
$2,000. The contractor's bid was $15,$.
The board elected Miss Annie M. Diet
rick, at a salary of $75 per month; Miss
Viola J. Meier, at $70; Miss Maggie B.
Wright, at $70. and Miss Susan DeGraff,
supervisor of musio and drawing will put
In two days a week at $36 per month. Miss
David, Miss Sldner and Miss Shepard will
also teach the coming year, having last
year signed two-year contracts. Mlsi
Josephine Carr resigned and Miss Edith B.
Derry of Pierce was elected to the va
cancy at a salary of $65 per month Miss
Flint will continue? as manual training
teacher two and one-half days a week at
$37.50 per month.
The board rejected 10 per cent of the
brick delivered for the new building aa not
being up to the contract, which called for
103.800 brick at $9 per 1.000. f. o. b. Florence
They were furnished by Fort Calhoun
people, who are disposed to fight the ac
tion of the board, saying brick Is as or
dered and refusing to make My allow
ances. The board will meet next Thursday even
ing to approve the bond an contract of
Mr. Armstrong and to rearrange the class's
for the coming year. As there sre now
forty to sixty pupils in a class sbout the
only solution Is to add one or more trachtrs.
FIVE FOR CITY ENGINEER
Andrew Rosewafer and William A.
Aycrlgg File Their Petltlona
for the Place.
Andrew Rosewater, city engineer, and
William Anderson Aycrigg have filed for
city engineer. This makes five candidate
for the office, the other three being J. P.
Crick, ssslstant city engineer; M. J. Lacy,
employed In the engineering department,
and Thomas Shaw.
B. J. Keegan, 2001 Vinton street. Is the
thirty-eighth candldsto to file for the
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
Quick Action for Your Money Tou get
that by using The Bee advertising columns.
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